The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has said the university is ready to partner with FrieslandCampina WAMCO on milk production.
Ogunwole said the aim of the university was to change the way herders in communities around the university rear livestock and produce milk.
There are many pastoralists in Iwo and its environs where the university is located and the vice-chancellor said the university was set to transform the economy of the town and its residents.
Ogunwole, who said this at the 20th-anniversary lecture of the Bowen University in Iwo stated the university was set to have positive impact on the economy of the town, saying many would benefit from this.
Ogunwole said the university must be on the cutting edge of some technology if it must survive in the generations to come.
He said, “We will teach people to produce milk and we will purchase the milk from them. We will guide people on how to grow grasses for animals.
“We are not going to use the cattle you already know. We will use artificial insemination to develop the ones we want.
“We are doing that with the industry, with the makers of Peak milk, FrieslandCampina, and we are starting by the grace of God by the end of August.”
He explained that he had a dream to turn the university to a technology hub where experts in various technology fields would mentor the students and which would attract many students to come and learn the available skills for the future.
A former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Bowen University, Prof. Adebisi Adebowale, who delivered the anniversary lecture said the university should chart a clear course to make its internally generated revenue outstanding.